10.1 Choosing which Java Help system to use
JavaHelp and Oracle Help for Java offer true platform
independence, provided a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is available for each
platform you support.
JavaHelp 1.x versions
should be considered experimental. JavaHelp 2 is more robust, and provides
features such as a "favorites" list, support for a glossary, and support
for secondary windows. You can find information about JavaHelp features
on the Sun Microsystems JavaHelp home page:
Mif2Go produces HTML 3.2 code for JavaHelp.
The HTML 3.2 code works with the W3C validator to validate JavaHelp topic
files, with one exception: JavaHelp cannot abide single quotes in <meta> tags in the <head>
element, so Mif2Go omits them.
About Oracle Help for Java
Oracle Help for Java has all the capabilities
of JavaHelp; can use the same files; and supports some nice extensions,
such as ALinks. Information is available from the Oracle Technology Network:
You must register to access the Oracle site, but
registration is free. The software is also free, and can be redistributed.
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